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Comment: Phone Value (Score 1) 299

No one steals phones to use "the phone" with a new sim. Well, some people do, but they are a tiny tiny minority. The real value is stealing electronics is boxing them up and selling them by the kilo to "resource extractors" for the money. No one who makes this a side business gives a crap about your bricked phone.

Phones, depending on type and the resources in them, have a per kilo value. Like anything, it's volume volume volume.

This is totally about law enforcement stopping free communication. It will not stop theft in the slightest. Anyone telling you this has some deterrant about theft is an idiot at best and lying at worst.

Comment: Re: You dorks (Score 1) 418

by clam666 (#47492467) Attached to: Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

I know that slashdot has windows popping all over with full streaming video sucking away all my bandwidth.

I know that I can't "window" the damn browser because it's busy floating on top of the article.

I know that it doesn't work on firefox on ubuntu.

I not know I will never ever buy a Duralast tire.

So yeah, they're manipulating and screwing up the content. I don't mind a static banner, or sidebar, and have in fact used advertising before. I don't mind supporting sites I frequent.

But this is bullshit. The experience is crap. How can HTML be this fucked up that you don't even test it with the latest, say, top 4 browsers?

Comment: Re:Oh, absolutely .... (Score 1) 702

by clam666 (#47400929) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Or they're just bad people who go into positions of power with no chance of being fired because they're bullies and jackasses.

When I go through the security screening, I often notice how they're members of the intellectual proletariat, obviously rising up in revolution against the bourgeois pigs who have their foot on their neck as they try to do their performance art about how hard it is being poor. Clearly they are from the non-nobility, who has codified peerage laws specifically naming them as next in line for the throne.P>

Comment: Re:No thanks (Score 1) 561

by clam666 (#47327281) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

MENSA is for people who are insecure and conceited about their intelligence. An analogy I always use is the Club of Certified Badasses. What kind of badass would want to join that?

I hear they're pretty big on scientific racism too...they can have fun with that without me.

Wth is scientific racism? Do they refuse to research black body energy or something?

So it's a group of insecure people who are conceited, and you spend some amount of your waking hours constructing analogies for them.

And FYI? Chuck Norris is a certified bad-ass. That's who.

Comment: Re:Mensan here (Score 1) 561

by clam666 (#47327229) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

I thought I was special until I realised there are 140 000 000 potential mensans on earth.

...and most of them are from China and India.

And the fact that I'm pretty good at guessing which dice should come after a serie of 4 other dice doesn't tell much about myself, and surely shouldn't be taken as a genius indicator.

You should use a Hidden Markov model. It'll free up your time.

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